Behind-the-Scenes: Cleveland Play House CARE Monologues
Saturday, May 13 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cleveland Play House has commissioned 16 playwrights to create 32 monologues for our prestigious CARE curriculum. Funded by the US Department of Education, CARE aims to provide scholars in urban school districts with high-quality theatre education programs, while improving English Language Arts skills and Social Emotional Competencies. The monologues were developed specifically with our Cleveland Metropolitan School district students in mind and explore a wide range of emotions including joy, pride, despair, worry, and anger. Playwrights include New Ground favorites such as Eric Coble, George Brant, Rajiv Joseph, Kirsten Greenidge and Lloyd Suh. Marcus Gardley, Idris Goodwin, Dominique Morrisseau, Karen Zacarias, Kimber Lee, Kristoffer Diaz, Laura Schellhardt, Lisa Loomer, Matthew Lopez, Philip Dawkins, and Tanya Saracho contributed as well.
In this special Behind-the-Scenes event, you will learn more about the CARE program, screen a selection of the monologues performed by professional actors, and hear from CPH’s artistic and educational staff about the entire process. If schedules align, participating playwrights might join.